Physician - Lead Physician - Internal Medicine or Family Practice
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Internal Number: 614652100
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Prefer background in ongoing outpatient primary care clinics and Board certification in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. ["The facility provides care to approximately 82,000 veterans in the midlands and upstate SC. CBOCs are located in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Rock Hill, and provide primary care, mental health, and telemedicine services. Dorn VAMC is affiliated with the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine and provides teaching services for students and residents. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Team Lead will be responsible for the in-direct supervision and oversight of approximately 5-10 providers. The team lead is expected to enhance the capacity and operational quality of the PACT program to fulfill our commitment to provide Veterans with high quality health care services. It is anticipated that the team lead will be enthusiastic about systems improvements, possess a high degree of work ethic and bring a track record of leadership in clinical/education enterprises and experience in implementations of programmatic initiatives. Experience in the medical home model of care, (PACT model), is highly desirable. The Team Lead will report to the Chief of Primary Care and will work in collaboration with Section Chiefs throughout the facility. The Team Lead is responsible for clinical supervision and leadership of clinical providers assigned to the PACT clinics and specialty medicine clinics. He/she is also required to be a clinical leader and provider with experience in assessing clinical competence and current best practices. Essential Job Responsibilities/Functions to include, but not limited to: Assumes 80% clinical and 20% administrative roles; Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to provide total patient care including prevention; Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatments or arranges for specialized care or patient referrals as required; Reviews patient medications, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan and patient observations, instructs and counsels patients, modifies regimen as required; Works closely with allied health professionals to utilize and coordinate the services of other Health Care Professionals in the management of the patients' medical, psychological and social problems; He/she will work collaboratively with the nurse managers and clerical support staff without direct supervisory responsibilities; Provides leadership in the implementation, operational execution, on-going monitoring and reporting national and institutional initiatives focused on improving performance processes and improving quality of care; Recruitment, retention, mentoring, and disciplinary activities for professional staff; Ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements (e.g. Joint Commission, Inspector General, and other external agencies); Reviews clinical staff performance to ensure quality of care and efficient use of resources; Maintains clinical activity by full participation in departmental clinical workload. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a to 4:30p. Subject to change based on the needs of the facility."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.